Author Archives: ABR

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Heat Wave

This morning we awoke to the sight of the sun rising through pink clouds. Beautiful, but as they say, “Red sky in morning, sailors take warning,” and sure enough, the western sky was the gunmetal grey that portended thundershowers. We … Continue reading

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Oil Boom

We pretty much picked the longest possible way to ride across the fourth largest state in the union, but today, our third day in it, we were planning to finally kill it off. We still had 150 miles or so, … Continue reading

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Oil Boom

We pretty much picked the longest possible way to ride across the fourth largest state in the union, but today, our third day in it, we were planning to finally kill it off. We still had 150 miles or so, … Continue reading

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Back to the Plains

We’d seen all sorts of warnings on the news and in online weather reports about a big storm system coming up into our area, so we decided to get on the road early and scoot out of its path. We … Continue reading

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Finally Heading East

I managed to get a good nights’ sleep, and though I still felt far from 100%, it seemed better to make some attempt to move on rather than remain rotting in our motel for the rest of our lives. So … Continue reading

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“Hiking” Fourth Day – Back to Sandpoint

In the morning we got up early and broke camp for the drive back to Sandpoint. We’d be dropped off there, while A. and S. would continue back to their flight in Seattle. The first portion of the drive was … Continue reading

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Hiking Third Day – At the Lake, Then Not

We awoke to a beautiful morning at a snow-fed gem of a lake with no bears. Once the sun was properly up and the breeze was wiping off the glass, turning mirror to aqua, we alternately swam and lounged around … Continue reading

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Hiking Second Day – Bushwhacking Failures, but Trip Success

Hiking Second Day – Bushwhacking Failures, but Trip Success This morning we awoke by the river, fired up to commence the bushwhacking phase of the trip, eschewing the trail for a direct route up and over a ridge to a … Continue reading

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Hiking First Day – Dwarfed Among the Cedars

Today we were going to be starting a 4-day backpacking trip into the area near Sandpoint. Backpacking is in some ways a step backwards to reconnect with our caveman past. We don’t quite live off the land, but we do … Continue reading

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Arrival in Sandpoint

This morning we had a leisurely time of it, saying goodbye to our hosts, having breakfast and then lunch before finally setting off for Sandpoint. Road construction and closures meant it took us more than a half hour to get … Continue reading

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